DEWA and ESIA inaugurate solar system in Jebel Ali Power Plant
- United Arab Emirates: Thursday, January 17 - 2013 at 10:17
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The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Emirates Solar Industry Association (ESIA) have completed the first solar power facility to be built inside an existing power plant in the Middle East.
This initiative is part of a research collaboration between DEWA and ESIA to measure the performance of roof-top solar systems in Dubai in different weather conditions and based on different cleaning techniques.
"This partnership is in line with the energy diversification strategy adopted by the Supreme Council of Energy, in which solar energy is set to become part of Dubai's energy portfolio," said Saeed Mohammed Al-Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
The ESIA project consortium was led by Enviromena, a UAE-based solar systems provider. The solar panels were provided by Trina Solar. The mounting structure was built by Hilti and the inverter was provided by Schneider Electric. Meteo-Control provided the monitoring equipment which will allow DEWA to measure the performance of the system virtually and continuously.
"We are honored to partner with DEWA to measure just how effectively solar power can help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels," said Vahid Fotuhi, President of ESIA.
About the Emirates Solar Industry Association
The Emirates Solar Industry Association (ESIA) is a non-profit, non-governmental association that promotes solar power in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and across the Middle East. ESIA assists policy-makers on solar regulations, advises new market entrants on setting up locally, facilitates business opportunities for its members and provides a coherent and unified voice for the UAE solar industry.
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